SHORTLISTS announced today for the 2011 UKLA Children’s Book Award -sponsored by MLS

For the last few months teachers from schools across Cheshire and Flintshire have been reading, discussing and arguing about selections for the UKLA Children’s Book Awards 2011. Teachers were looking for books which evocatively express ideas and offer layered meanings through the use of language, imaginative expression and rich illustration/graphics.The shortlists have now been selected- one for the 12-16 age range and one for 3-11.  Six books made it through to each shortlist. I think it’s been absolutely fabulous!  I’ve enjoyed reading all the different kinds of books, discovering new authors and new genres… UKLA Children’s Book Award 2011  shortlist 12-16

  • Theresa Breslin: Prisoner of the Inquisition  (Random House: Doubleday)
  • Gillian Cross: Where I Belong (Oxford)
  • Keren David: When I was Joe (Frances Lincoln)
  • Candy Gourlay: Tall Story (Random House: David Fickling)
  • Alan Temperley: Scar Hill (Luath)
  • Jason Wallace: Out of shadows (Andersen)

UKLA Children’s Book Award 2011  shortlist 3-11

  • Libby Gleeson, illustrator Freya Blackwood: Clancy & Milly and the Very fine House  (Little Hare)
  • Ally Kennen: Sparks(Marion Lloyd Books)
  • Philip Reeve: No Such Thing as Dragons (Scholastic)
  • Ellie Sandall: Birdsong (Egmont)
  • Eleanor Updale: Johnny Swanson (Random House: David Fickling)
  • Chris Wormell: One Smart Fish (Random House: Jonathan Cape)

The winners will be announced at a wine reception at the International Conference at the University of Chester on July 15 2011 All teachers, publishers, authors invited.  Enquireis to Brenda Eatwood .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Shorlists 2011 UKLA Children’s Book Awards

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